Category Archives: Theme

Global Advent: Day 22

The Film: Shaun Of The Dead – England Everything about this film defies the common expectation of a foreign film. Granted, there is generally a difference between foreign language and global film, but whatever reason someone has to avoid films … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 21

The Film: Lola rennt [Run Lola Run] – Germany It begins by telling you there is a philosophical question, but this film won’t answer it. It’s a game, and the game has begun. The first time I watched this film, … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 19

The Film: Shall We Dance? [Shall we dansu?]  – Japan I hadn’t seen Shall We Dance in a few years but watching it again felt like visiting old friends. I heard the voice of the dance instructor Tamako Tamura and instantly … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 17

The Film: The Dish – Australia When most people think about foreign films they forget they’re not all subtitled — some of them are in English. Although accents and colloquialisms can be a hindrance to some, movies from the UK … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 16

The Film: Mostly Martha [Bella Martha] – Germany A film about food which is really about life . Completely my kind of film. I had seen the English language remake, No Reservations, before I knew it was based on a … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 15

The Film: Italian For Beginners [Italiensk for begyndere] – Denmark   Italian For Beginners takes place around Christmas in the cold of a Copenhagen suburb. This was my first, and unknowing, foray into Dogme 95 films which sought to purify filmmaking. … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 14

The Film: The Trip – UK You really can’t be sad watching a film with Coogan and Brydon. It’s one of those indelible laws of nature like gravity or the way a good film can feel as satisfying as a … Continue reading

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